The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
(I) Thaddeus, grandfather of Louis D. Collins, served during the revolutionary war, entering the army at the age of sixteen years and enlisting a number of times. He also served during the war of 1812. He went to Ontario county, New York, in 1998, took tip a tract of land and engaged in farming.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York